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    Black BDM and JM Wimpel pennants

    I was asked about the black pennants so here's some information on them.

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    In 1933 there were three official black pennants used by both the BDM and JM. The first (and smallest) of these was the BDM-Mädelschar / Jungmädelschar pennant. Its appearance can be seen in the above picture. As can be seen, the reverse side of the pennant has a different design and this was permitted by the order. The next pennant was employed at the BDM-Mädelring / JM-Ring level and its size was 60x100cm. Again, the reverse side could have a freely chosen design, for example a Wolfsangel. The highest-level pennant was for the Untergau (100x150cm). This pennant had the cloth diamond on black on both sides and additionally, the Untergau name in chain-stitching.

    On the 21st of March 1935, new regulations governing BDM/JM pennants were introduced. From this point on, only the JM used black pennants. The BDM used red/white/red. The regulation stipulated that the formations of Mädelring and Mädelschar were no longer authorised to carry a pennant so the pennants now in force were:

    Red/white/red
    BDM-Untergau
    BDM-Mädelgruppe
    BDM-Mädelschaft

    Black
    JM-Untergau
    JM-Gruppe
    Jungmädelschaft

    A post 1935 JM-Gruppe pennant:
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    and its equivalent in the BDM:
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    Excellent info Garry cheers refreshes the memory a bit that !

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    No probs Ewan :)

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    Garry,

    thx for the Info, wasn't aware that also the colors of the pennants had different meanings (JM / BDM) so learned something new.
    That is what makes collecting this stuff interesting (up to today I do not own one flag nor a pennant) you never will know it all.
    Mike

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